Download A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow by B. Witham PDF

By B. Witham

ISBN-10: 1349344311

ISBN-13: 9781349344314

Began as an audacious scan, for thirty years the Hedgerow Theatre prospered as America's such a lot profitable repertory corporation. whereas identified for its well-known alumnae (Ann Harding and Richard Basehart), Hedgerow's legacy is a dwelling library of over 2 hundred productions created by means of Jasper Deeter's idealistic and made up our minds pursuit of 'truth and beauty.'

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Jasper, however, liked the original and did not want to collaborate on a new version. In addition, he wanted Cullen to understand that if they produced it, it would remain in the repertory and not be pulled for other (New York) productions. ”27 One Way to Heaven features a black con man who pretends to find religion and ingratiates himself into a church community in order to pursue his real goals—lust and money. He seduces a young woman, Lottie, who is a servant to Constancia Brandon, a Negro aristocrat who conducts a salon for the betterment of Negro intellectuals in her Stivers Row home.

They were perceived as “bohemians” who often walked around in their bare feet, and their clothing was a subject of discussion among the more conservative natives. 28 An early clue to how committed Deeter was to the notion of a theatre without stars or the trappings of careerism and individual achievement can be seen in the programs of those first few years. Unlike other companies who would occasionally break away from the traditional star billing—the Group Theatre, for example, advertised their productions by listing the casts alphabetically—Deeter wanted to foreground the play and not the players.

Jasper, however, liked the original and did not want to collaborate on a new version. In addition, he wanted Cullen to understand that if they produced it, it would remain in the repertory and not be pulled for other (New York) productions. ”27 One Way to Heaven features a black con man who pretends to find religion and ingratiates himself into a church community in order to pursue his real goals—lust and money. He seduces a young woman, Lottie, who is a servant to Constancia Brandon, a Negro aristocrat who conducts a salon for the betterment of Negro intellectuals in her Stivers Row home.

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